The School Opal card gives eligible students free or discounted travel between home and school, using the train, bus and ferry services you nominate in your application. To be eligible for a School Opal card, students may need to live a minimum distance from their school.
Years 7-12 (Secondary) 2.0km straight line distance or 2.9km walking.
From 8 November, all private bus services (with the exception of Bus 1) will cease to operate and will be replaced by the Hillsbus service according to the attached timetable.
Due to no other transport options west of Box Hill, Private Bus service no.1 will temporarily continue to provide transportation for students west of Box Hill, until Busways reviews the services west of the school. The school will cover the cost for Term 4.
All bus services will be reviewed over the Summer/Christmas holiday break.
Pick Up/Drop Off
Kiss and Drop and Pick up is available on Lakefront Crescent. Please note that there are only 12 spots available and we ask that parents and caregivers show patience during peak times. Parents should queue in the line and we ask that nobody cuts into spots ahead of the queue for the safety of those around.
When dropping off students, we ask that parents remain in the car, students should exit the car via the left hand side. Teachers will be on duty to assist in the process.
In the afternoon pick up sessions we ask that families display their child's name on the dashboard and remain in the car. Teachers will call the students names and walk the student to the car.
Riding to school
Students are encouraged to ride their bikes and scooters to school. There are 252 bicycle parking rails located in the school grounds. Students should enter the school via Gate 1 located on Lakefront Crescent and park their bike/scooter in an available parking rail.
When students arrive at school on the front concrete paths outside the site, they must get off their bikes/scooters and walk them into the school grounds. RIDING IS NOT PERMITTED IN SCHOOL GROUNDS.
Students must ensure that they are wearing a helmet whilst riding to school and we ask that parents enforce this rule. Any student caught without a helmet may be banned from riding for a period of time.
Students are responsible for providing their own locks, the school will take no responsibility for stolen items where locks were not provided.
We ask that parents have a discussion with your child around bike safety. Please see the attached factsheet for your perusal - Safety on wheels - Information for parents and carers (PDF download).
All students who walk home are to use pedestrian crossings and leave the school grounds in a timely manner.
Parking for visitors
Visitors should park on the adjoining streets. There are many available spots around the school.
Picking up students during the day
There will be times where parents and caregivers will need to pick up students during the day. However we encourage parents to make any appointments outside school hours where possible.
We ask that parents send a note to school with the student advising time that they will be picked up. If it is an unexpected occurrence, we ask that parents ring ahead so that we can organise for the student to attend the office.
Parents needing to pick up their children due to appointments or sickness need to go to GATE 1 and ring the buzzer and head to the Administration Office.